The Star (Nairobi)

1 February 2013

Kenya: Obure Shrugs Off Ongera's Effect in Kisii Senetor Race

PUBLIC Works minister Chris Obure yesterday said the proposed nomination of Janet Ong'era will not affect his chances of winning the Kisii County senator's seat.

Obure said the proposal to nominate Ong'era as a senator was made at the national level and has nothing do with his candidature.

Addressing the press at Sameta, Obure added that it if the proposal to nominate Ong'era goes through, she will be representing national interests and not those in the county.

"I can't understand why people are using the proposed list nominees to the senate where Ong'era is one of that people will not vote for me because she comes from the same constituency," Obure said.

"I believe I have the experience to be elected as senator because I have served in various capacities in the country. I equally contributed to the development of the Kisii and Nyamira Counties," added the minister.

He however supported the proposal to nominate Ong'era to the senate saying that she has been a huge asset to ODM.

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